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camlad
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 31, 2010 4:34 am    Post subject: Special characters - paragraph mark Reply with quote

In MS Word I could replace ^p^p^p with ^p^p to ensure maximum of two Enters between paragraphs.

I have found that one can cope with line returns using \n.

Can anyone tell me how to find and replace paragrapf marks oin OpenOffice.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 31, 2010 4:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

^$ will find empty paragraphs which you can replace with nothing to get rid of them. there should never be any need to put 2 carriage returns between paragraphs (i.e. separate each paragraph with an empty paragraph) You should be controlling the spacing between paragraphs using your paragraph styles
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 31, 2010 7:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you - that's what I wanted. I do control spacing with styles - it's the others who don't and I often have to edit their text before use.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 31, 2010 8:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Glad it worked.
Looks like you might have and educational role as well as and editing one!
Smile
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 31, 2010 11:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You can replace \p\p with \p etc using AltSearch.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 01, 2010 3:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

camlad wrote:
Thank you - that's what I wanted. I do control spacing with styles - it's the others who don't and I often have to edit their text before use.


I have to do that occasionally. Isn't it fun. Smile I'm still amazed at some people's ability to mess up a simple document.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 02, 2010 4:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

A new thread maybe?
The worst thing I ever found in a doc or the dumbest thing someone did to there computer?
Maybe not though, it might backfire! None of us are perfect Smile
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